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Muscular excitability


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Muscular excitability (Physiol) that property in virtue of which a muscle shortens, when it is stimulated; irritability; contractility.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Muscular excitability the contracting property of a muscle
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In literature:

He was large and muscular, and, now that he was excited by drink and bad passions, had a look that was dangerous.
"Cast Adrift" by T. S. Arthur
The German excited astonishment by his huge body and muscular limbs.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
It has a stimulating property, by which it inordinately excites the muscular motions, and the actions of the heart and blood-vessels.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
Many of our muscular motions are excited by perpetual irritations, as those of the heart and arterial system by the circumfluent blood.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Under emotions of an opposite kind, animals equally display muscular excitement.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Any unusual excitement of the mind or body is apt to intensify the muscular twitchings.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
If the mental state is one of excitement, the key is higher because of greater nervous and muscular tension.
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
They were fine muscular men, and excited great interest and sympathy.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Exposure to cold and wet, combined with muscular strain, frequently excite an attack.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Afterwards, every touch reaches a nerve, and every nerve excites a whole muscular system in reflex action.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Thus smoking finally causes apprehension, hyper-excitability, and muscular unrest.
"Habits that Handicap" by Charles B. Towns
The muscular system, though generally relaxed, manifests exaggerated reflex excitability.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
Her curiosity was excited, and this speedily passed into admiration for the muscular limbs and well-developed frame of Wulfhere.
"The Last of the Vikings" by John Bowling
Under emotions of an opposite kind, animals equally display muscular excitement.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer